Those who love fabric know how expensive fabric can be and often times settle for burlap and even vinyl. But if you are anything like me, with a little bit of scouring online, I found the best curtain material here, and in crafts shops, you can get great bargains on all kinds of fabrics.
Here are a few places where you can get curtain fabrics at discount. You can also look at various thrift stores, clearance sales for good quality stuff at reasonable price. With some creativity like the addition of laces, paints, stenciling you can make your own kind of curtains that will be unique and different.
The best places to get fabrics online are:
eBay: You have a wide variety to choose from and you can get the fabric shipped to your doorstep.
Discounts Fabrics USA: Neatly sorted by fabric type, you have a plethora of choice. The fabrics are sold per yard and all the prices are wholesale.
Fabric Guru: If you are looking for some discounted designer fabric then this is the place to be. You can choose from an enormous selection and often get good deals on last remnants.
Joann: They have something on sale all the time. So, if you have the patience go through their selection and choose a fabric that meets your need.
The only problem with shopping online for fabric is that you cannot touch the fabric and feel the texture, thickness, and drape. Even colors appear differently on screen than in real life, sometimes giving way to disappoint and wrong color selection.
What can you do?
Before you end up buying reams of fabric request the shop to send you swatches. Most of the upholstery stores do this service for free; some night charge some admin charges which is still better than spending a chunk of money and ending up with the wrong material.
Another point to remember when buying online is to check the width of the roll. With quilting material also been used for curtains, you might end up with the wrong width.